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Re: SSL/TLS client?


> Date sent:      Wed, 18 Aug 1999 05:11:52 -0400 (EDT)
> From:           Andy Poling <andy@globalauctions.com>
> Subject:        Re: SSL/TLS client?

> >   - SSL/TLS client functionality has been asked for repeatedly.
> >     To implement it we must rewamp the entire FILE* abstraction
> >     based socket buffering at the smtp program, PLUS at
> >     libta/mimeheaders.c ( writeheaders() ) as well...  Not so nice.
> > 
> >   Yes, it is doable, but *not* easy.

> And I don't think anybody has given a good reason for all that work yet...

May I ask why? Seems, the "last mile" (MUA - provider) communications 
are (normally) more safe than long-distance ones.

> at least not that I have seen.
> We had an extensive (somewhat off-topic) discussion of VPNs, linking
> familiar sites, encrypted tunnels, etc. a month or two ago after someone
> asked why SSL/TLS was not supported.

Where is it available (if anywhere)? Seems, not in this list.